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    Virtual Desktop or the PC in virtual reality

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    • Look at your screen differently with Virtual Desktop
    • Graphic quality at the rendezvous

    Look at your screen differently with Virtual Desktop

    There are programs that have the capacity to change our outlook on the arrival of new technology. Virtual Desktop is one of them. The software developed by Guy Godin for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive brings the full Windows experience to virtual reality. Available on Steam since March 31, 2016 for the sum of € 15, this revolution in the display of multimedia content is essential for owners of headphones.



    The idea is simple, in the same way as Steam's virtual theater, we are transported into a 3D universe facing the projection of our Windows desktop on a giant cinema screen. Mainly intended for contemplative use, the application allows us to resize as we wish the virtual interface to navigate in the greatest comfort.

    Graphic quality at the rendezvous

    Virtual Desktop is particularly impressive when it comes to view 360 ° video content. Indeed it is very easy to access content in virtual reality from YouTube directly with the app. And even with the 1280 x 1080p resolution of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, the experience is most enjoyable.

    However to navigate in the application, you will still need your keyboard and mouse. For purists this is a good thing, but keep in mind that the presence of the helmet obstructs your field of vision in the real world. Although the HTC Vive is a webcam for viewing the outside world, if you're not a typist, it can get tricky quickly.



    Although it is not yet voice support, Virtual Desktop reproduces a 3D environment without the drawbacks of the “transport disease” effect.“. A very good taste of what the future of virtual reality has in store for us.



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